Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Red Tails Trialer

History has always been a big inspiration on movies today and I very much look forward to Red Tails this coming January. It is the story about the Tuskegee Airmen that served our nation during WWII. I very much am intrigued since George Lucas is an executive producer for this and this looks very good.

Since we're working on trailers, I thought this was a good example of a trailer. It sets the scene and the conflict early on and then takes clips to explain the movie. In this day, I think the voiceover is out of date, it's just a cheesy cop-out. The reason I feel this way is because it allows us to relate to the characters and connect with them on a humane level. You truly get a sense of brotherhood from these characters and what type of man Terrance Howard is going up against the air force in that scene.

This biggest issue with creating a movie based on history is that it can be very predictable. We know the outcome but it's what happens in the middle that counts in this movie. What are the struggles aside from segregation that these characters face? The trailer is always a make-or-break decision because it can look amazing and dazzle audience members but there may not be enough of a story behind it.

I don't know what to expect from this movie but I definitely want to see Red Tails when it is released in January. "From the last bullet, to the last plane, we fight!"

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